Chennai to Vellore Tour


The Fort City was originally known as North Arcot Ambedkar District and later in 1996; this city took the name Vellore.

The Etymology of this city is based on two different ideas. Firstly, this city was fully covered with Velan or Babul trees. So it is believed that this Fort city got its name from a tree.

Secondly, the term “Vellore” is believed to be derived from two Tamil words “Vel” meaning “The Weapon of Lord Muruga” and “uur” meaning “place”

 It is because of this reason; Vellore is also nicknamed as “City Of Tamil Kadavul Muruga”.

Vellore located along the banks of the river Palar is about 101km from Chennai and 200km from Bangalore.


Vellore stands first in exporting leather goods which accounts for more than 37% of the total export of the country. Vellore was under the control of Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar empire and Rashtrakutas during different periods of time.

Vellore is known for the fame for initiating “Sepoy Mutiny” in India which is popularly termed as “First War of Independence”.  The Fort located in Vellore stands for unique military architecture.

Vellore is well connected through roads and rails to the nearby important cities. It is termed as “Second Madras” due to its location and its role in business

Vellore is a home to two main reputed institutions – Christian Medical College and Vellore Institution of Technology.




Sripuram Golden Temple dedicated to the Goddess of wealth, Sri Lakshmi Narayani is situated at thirumalaikodi, Vellore.

The region where this temple is located is a green hill and attracts tourist with its pleasant scenario. The temple is coated with 1500kg pure gold which is double the 750kg gold used in the golden temple located at Amritsar.

People irrespective of caste, creed and culture visit this temple.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Pay your obeisance to Goddess Lakshmi Narayani
  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration : 60 Minutes
  • Entry Fee : FREE ENTRY / Rs 300


This 14th century temple located in Thirumanikundram, Kilminnal and Vellore is dedicated to Lord Muruga. This temple captivates visitors all over the world and nearly hundreds of devotees visit this temple to seek the blessings of Lord Muruga.

Let’s explore the architecture of the temple with “SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS”.

  • Must See / Things to Do : Ratnagiri Murugan
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


The 16th century fort built by the Vijayanagar kings is known for its sumptuous circumvallation, broad sunk fence and strong brickwork. This fort is known for its military architecture and was the headquarters of Aravidu Dynasty.

This place boosted the patriotism among the Indians and made them fight the first war of independence which is known as “Sepoy Mutiny”. This fort includes three important religious sites namely St. John’s Christian Church, Jalakanteswarar Hindu temple and a Muslim Mosque.

It is believed that the British imprisoned Tipu Sultan’s family and the last king of Srilanka Sri Vikrama Rajasinha in this fort. This magnificent masterpiece is the important tourists destination for people all over the world.

Let’s make this astounding historical monument as a part of our trip with “SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS”.

  • Must See / Things to Do: St John’s Church
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


Vellore being one of the most important historical cities, is ruled by many kings who belonged to different periods of time.

Most importantly, during the reign of Vijayanagara kings, this city flourished in its economical and social well being. It also served as the capital of the Vijayanagr Empire.

The Vellore Museum situated in the fort premises attract tourists with a 16 ft high Tyrannosaurus made up of fibreglass.

This museum is divided into 8 galleries, namely,

  • Introductory Gallery About The District
  • Stone Sculptures Gallery
  • Pre History And Philately Gallery
  • Art Gallery
  • Natural Science Gallery
  • Bronze Gallery
  • Numismatic Gallery
  • Anthropology Gallery

Let’s visit this historical museum and get immersed in its myriad collections with “SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS”.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Take a glimpse of the impressive stone cannon balls
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


The temple located in the fort premises is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

It is said that the region where the temple is located was initially an ant hill surrounded by stagnant water. With passage of time, a Shiva Linga was placed in that region and worshipped. One day, Lord Shiva appeared to a chieftain who was controlling the fort and asked him to build a temple in that location.

Thus a temple was built during the reign of Sadasivadeva Maharaya.

“Jalakanteswarar” means “Lord Shiva residing in water”.

This temple is known for its unique architecture, its 100 ft tall gopuram, sculptures, monoliths, stone carvings and wooden gates attract visitors all over the world.

  • Must See / Things to Do:Watch for the sacred well
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


When is the best time to visit Vellore?
To have a pleasant trip with a pleasant climate the best time to visit the city is between October and March.

What is the highest and lowest temperature recorded in the city?

  • Maximum temperature: 39.4C
  • Minimum temperature: 13C

What is famous to eat in Vellore?

  • Vellore Makkan Beda
  • Briyani

What are the places to visit in Vellore?

  • Ratnagiri Murugan Temple
  • Vellore Fort
  • Vellore Museum
  • Jalakandeswarar Temple
  • Sripuram Golden Temple
  • Palamathi Hills
  • St. John’s Church

Is Vellore safe?
Vellore is one of the hot tourist centres of Tamilnadu and proper actions are taken to ensure the safety of the visitors.

Why Jessie Travels?
It is customer friendly and makes the customers enjoy a hassle free and a pleasant trip.